The Bakken Shale has put North Dakota in an enviable position, flush with oil, jobs and tax...

|By:, SA News Editor

The Bakken Shale has put North Dakota in an enviable position, flush with oil, jobs and tax revenue. But some state officials fret about an inevitable slowdown and ponder a challenge: How much do you build when an oil boom someday may go bust? As companies drill farther afield, the wells aren't producing as much, which could suggest a slowdown in oil drilling sooner than later.